More on Self Certifying Sailmakers……

We ran an item on the FF blog a short while ago that the system for measuring sails is changing – they are moving to certifying the maker instead of each sail…  This is what Keith Jamieson has to say about it.

Interestingly despite the new IHC system the RYA have been encouraging us to get all our measures trained to the ISAF standard, one asks why as the teaching is a little inconsistent (a couple of sail makers tell me).  This appears to be a money generating exercise for the RYA, now to get money into the class we perhaps need to go to he sail button system that GP’s and Corks or even dragons use.  We also need to ensure that we stick to the one suit per year rule and measures need to be the final arbiter in this matter, also who checks that the sails comply with the rules in this case I think we need to do spot checks at championships.